Resources

Free, Prior and Informed Consent and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - A guide for companies

A synthesis of training materials devised for communities and companies, and also local government, about how successful procedures can be carried out in line with the principle of FPIC - free, prior and informed consent - to enable indigenous peoples, local communities and other stakeholders to express their views in negotiations and for these views and wishes to be included in the RSPO's decision-making processes.

'Can't see the people for the trees' Assessment of the free, prior and informed consent agreement between Sumalindo and the community of Long Bagun, district of Kutai Barat, East Kalimantan province

Pokja Hutan Kaltim (the 'East Kalimantan Working Group on Forests') has been observing the development of the timber legality standard and its verification system, as well as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of the PT Sumalindo Lestari Jaya logging concession since June 2003. This is the report of the case study into the local indigenous people's experiences with Sumalindo

Free, Prior and Informed Consent: Two Cases from Suriname

This report describes how the concept of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) has been experienced in Suriname with regard to: 1) logging and bio-prospecting in the territory of the Saramaka people; and 2) mining and related issues in the territory of the Lokono indigenous people of west Suriname.

Vrijelijk tot stand gekomen, voorafgaande en weloverwogen instemming (FPIC): twee case studies uit Suriname

Dit rapport beschrijft hoe de Saramaka- en Lokono-gemeenschappen in Suriname het concept "Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)" in de praktijk brengen.Twee typische situaties in Suriname worden beschreven: 1) houtkap en bio-prospecting op het grondgebied van de Saramaka-gemeenschap; en 2) mijnbouw en daarmee verweven activiteiten op het grondgebied van de Lokono-gemeenschap in West Suriname.Forest Peoples Programme en de Vereniging van Saramakaanse Gezagsdragers